Johannesburg - A diamond and gold ring and a book about his life marked Olympic swimmer Chad Le Clos' 21st birthday on Friday, Beeld reported on Saturday.
The ring, valued at R50 000, with the Olympic rings set in it in gold, was a gift from his parents as he celebrated in Umhlanga.
Penguin Books also announced this week a book of his life so far. Titled "Unbelievable" it would be written by Myan Subrayan, Springbok rugby player Pierre Spies' biographer.
It would document the inspirational moments and sacrifices he had made in his young life.
According to Le Clos the highlight of his life so far was the moment he won the gold medal last year at the Olympic Games in London.
He won gold for 200m and silver for the 100m butterly.